The second concert of our Meadow Brook Music Society Series is Sunday, January 23rd. This collaboration between Meadow Brook Hall and the Music, Theatre, and Dance Department of Oakland University is in its inaugural season.
A Tribute to Ahmad Jamal: Featuring Regina Carter and the Oakland Jazz Quartet has already received much attention for the acknowledged brilliance of Ahmad Jamal and the talent of Regina Carter. Beginning at 3:30 pm with a dessert reception, the 4:00 show will be followed with wine, cheese, and a chance to talk with the artists.
Renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter and the Oakland Jazz Quartet will play two sets of music dedicated to American jazz legend Ahmad Jamal, whose charismatic style influenced great musicians such as Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett.
Regina Carter has toured extensively throughout the world and was the first jazz artist and African American to play Niccolo Paganini’s famed Guarneri violin, “The Cannon.” She has been featured with leading symphony orchestras and performed with artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Kenny Barron and Mary J. Blige.
Ms. Carter was born in Detroit and received music degrees from Oakland University as well as the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
In addition to sharing university cultural assets with the community, revenues from ticket sales and donations will support both preservation of The Hall and a scholarship fund for university music students.